This is my first ...Croatian progband that is!! Yes I know you have heard hundreds of spacerock-progbands..just like me!! But this my friends..wait for it...is wonderfully refreshing and new, even though its spaceprog-rock in trad. frame...I am thinking geographic differences, regarding folk music traditions inspirations makes the change?!
I am very impressed by SNOVI !!
I think this is a brilliant album, with its sometime slow moving themes that really makes you dig into the sounds and moods here (and there are many) ..how do I put it? the feelgood moments this release has to offer makes you lean back, relax & open your senses for whats coming.
Hats off to Marino, Branko & Marko..the nucleus of SNOVI (there are many special musical friends and guests here) for this pleasure of an album, that goes straight to my private collection!!
Also I must mention the very "strange" and different approach to the packaging a cd release, since SNOVI have chosen to put the normal size cd into the (remember the vinyl single format?) much larger cover..with an inlay of info!
Spacerock yes..but it is so much more...do not expect the endless loop and "hardcore" noodling of say Hawkwind...this is more melodic, with dashes of ethnic folk music and some very elaborate musical branches of the well known spaceprog/rock tree.
I highly recommend this to any spacerock/prog friend, but also to you with an open mind ready to explore the roads of different.
Appendix: friends of: Census Of Hallucination (another of my fav, bands) will most certainly like this album!!